Calgary recalled C Jim Dowd and former Lightning G Tyler Moss from their American Hockey League affiliate in Saint John, New Brunswick.
CANUCKS: G Corey Hirsch reported to the team's AHL affiliate in Syracuse two weeks after being suspended by the NHL team for refusing the assignment.
OILERS: Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander has reached an oral agreement to buy the team, Houston TV station KRIV reported.
Alexander would buy the team for about $85-million with a promise to keep it in Edmonton for three years. If the team is losing money, however, Alexander could move it to Houston. If it's profitable, Alexander would sell the team to local bidders and win the right to an expansion franchise in Houston.